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2014 NFL Strength of Schedule


ESPN has released a list of the toughest schedules in 2014 and the Oakland Raiders take the top spot. A hunch would’ve been that the St. Louis Rams would get that honor playing in the NFC West with three teams that won double digit games, including both teams in the NFC Championship game and the eventual Super Bowl champions.

The Raiders do play in the AFC West which had three playoff teams, the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. It makes it all the more interesting that Broncos have the second toughest strength of schedule for 2014.

From ESPN:

Rank Team Opponent Win Pct.
1 Oakland Raiders .578
2 Denver Broncos .570
3 St. Louis Rams .564
4 San Diego Chargers .563
4 San Francisco 49ers .563
6 Seattle Seahawks .561
7 Kansas City Chiefs .559
8 Arizona Cardinals .547
9 New York Jets .520
10 New England Patriots .516
11 Atlanta Falcons .512
12 Miami Dolphins .508
13 Green Bay Packers .504
14 Buffalo Bills .500
15 Chicago Bears .496
16 Detroit Lions .492
17 Washington Redskins .490
18 Dallas Cowboys .488
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .484
20 Philadelphia Eagles .479
21 Minnesota Vikings .477
22 Carolina Panthers .473
23 Cincinnati Bengals .469
23 New Orleans Saints .469
23 Pittsburgh Steelers .469
26 Cleveland Browns .465
26 New York Giants .465
28 Baltimore Ravens .461
29 Jacksonville Jaguars .453
30 Houston Texans .441
31 Tennessee Titans .438
32 Indianapolis Colts .430

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